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Where did the English Naftel family come from? What is the English Naftel family crest and coat of arms? When did the Naftel family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Naftel family history?Naftel is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Naftel family lived in Guernsey. Their name, however, is a reference to the Bailiwick of Neufchatel-en-Dary, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Noftall, Noftle, Naftel, Nofty, Noftal and many more.
First found in Guernsey where they held a family seat from very early times and acquired the lands of Noftall. They were originally from Fief of Bully, held by Robert Mellevilla in the Bailiwick of Neufchatel-en-Dary in Normandy. In 1184 Engueran (Ingram) de Moncellis held Neufchatel according to the Norman Exchequer Rolls of 1184. They were conjecturally descended from Neufchatel. This family also held the lands of Nun Coton in Lincolnshire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Naftel research. Another 57 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Naftel History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Naftel or a variant listed above:
Naftel Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Naftel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Naftel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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